|Italian Record For A Classic Ferrari|
|Maranello, 28 May – A classic car gains value over time, even more so if it is a Ferrari. This was confirmed for the umpteenth time at an auction organised by RM at Villa Erba on Lake Como, where a splendid Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione, with Pin Farina designed bodywork went for 9,856,000 Euros.
This car had an outstanding racing history, culminating in victory in the 1953 Pescara 12 Hours with Mike Hawthorn and Umberto Maglioli at the wheel. Among its other results, a s...[Read more...]|
|2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show|
|PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2015) -- An Italian Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet that once turned heads and garnered top prizes in the classic era glided to victory at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday.
The competition drew 219 cars from 16 countries and 29 U.S. states to the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. It also raised over $1.8 million to help people in need. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this ...[Read more...]|
|1955 Monaco Grand Prix: Trintignant ‘Awash' in Monegasque Praise|
|Heading around Tabac for the final time, Maurice Trintignant would be greeted by an enthusiastic Monegasque population. He would be the unlikely victor, but a little dip in the Mediterranean would make sure his name joined an exclusive list of Formula One race winners.
Maurice Trintignant had started his racing career just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. Before the war would start he would take his Bugatti and would go on to earn an impressive victory in the 1939 Grand Prix des...[Read more...]|
|1959 12 Hours of Sebring: 12 Hours to Success|
|In 1961, Richie Ginther would join Giancarlo Baghetti, Willy Mairesse and Wolfgang von Trips to come away with a 2nd place overall finish in the 12 Hours of Sebring. Completing 208 laps, the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa would finish two laps behind eventual winner Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien. It would mark the first time Ginther would stand on the podium in the overall standings at the 12 Hours of Sebring, but it was far from the first time the Californian would stand on the podium at the end of ...[Read more...]|
|1954 Carrera Panamericana: Courage to Go On|
|Suddenly the Ferrari 340 Mexico would break loose on Hill. Careening down over the ledge, the car would be battered and bruised, coming to a rest finally with its occupants none the worse for wear. It would be a scary moment and the mangled bodywork would suggest it would be wise never to take part in the event ever again.
Richie Ginther's own racing career had only just got underway when he was approached by a well known friend. Richie had met Phil Hill a couple of years before and would dev...[Read more...]|
|1951 Italian Grand Prix: Promising Result Left Unfilfilled|
|In 1957, at the Italian Grand Prix, Andre Simon, almost as usual, would share a drive with Ottorino Volonterio and would finish his final Formula One grand prix in 11th place. And while the fact Simon would have to share his drive with another would not be all that surprising to many, it would be a far cry from what many believed would be the case after the 1951 Italian Grand Prix.
Andre Simon had made an impressive debut at the 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans, which gained the attention of Amedee G...[Read more...]|